Bussing v. Legent Clearing, LLC et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER granting in part #5 Motion to Seal. The clerk of the court is directed to provisionally restrict Filing No. 1 in its entirety. Ordered by Senior Judge Warren K. Urbom. (ADB)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA
JULIE A. BUSSING,
LEGENT CLEARING, LLC, COR
SECURITIES HOLDINGS, Inc.,
CARLOS P. SALAS, in his Official
Capacities, and CHRISTOPHER L.
FRANKEL, in his Official
AND ORDER ON MOTION TO
SEAL EXHIBITS AND REDACT
PARAGRAPHS OF COMPLAINT
This matter is before me on the defendants’ Motion to Seal Exhibits and Redact
Paragraphs of Complaint. (Filing No. 5.) The plaintiff, Julie A. Bussing, (“Bussing”)
filed her complaint in this matter on July 9, 2012, along with over 100 pages of
Exhibits. (Filing No. 1.)1 In their motion, the defendants assert that several portions
of the complaint, as well as the exhibits to the complaint, contain “non-public,
confidential, privileged, proprietary and/or trade secret information.” (Filing No. 6
at CM/ECF p. 1.) As such, the defendants seek to provisionally restrict public access
to the complaint and exhibits, pending further action in this matter. (Id.)2
I have carefully reviewed the complaint and exhibits (filing no. 1), as well as
the defendants’ motion (filing no. 5) and brief in support (filing no. 6). For good
cause shown, and in accordance with the court’s Local Rules, the Motion to Seal is
granted in part. It is apparent from the defendants’ motion and brief in support that
The Complaint and Exhibits are filed as a single document.
I note that this matter has been pending for only two days, and the defendants
have not yet been served or filed any responsive pleading. (See Docket Sheet.)
they seek restriction of public access to the Complaint and Exhibits. (Filing No. 6.)
Thus, rather than sealing the entire complaint and all exhibits, I will provisionally
restrict access to the document pursuant to NeCivR 5.0.3(c)(3).3
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that:
the defendants’ Motion to Seal (filing no. 5) is granted in part.
The clerk of the court is directed to provisionally restrict Filing No. 1 in
According to the clerk of the court, a sealed document does not appear on the
public docket sheet at all. However, a restricted document appears on the public
docket sheet as a docket entry, but the document is not viewable to the public. In this
matter, the defendants do not seek to conceal from the public the filing of the
plaintiff’s Complaint, but the content only. As such, restriction, rather than sealing,
is the appropriate remedy.
In the event that the plaintiff objects to the provisional restriction of
Filing No. 1, she may file a motion with the court setting forth the reasons for her
Dated July 11, 2012.
BY THE COURT
Warren K. Urbom
United States Senior District Judge
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